The biggest date in the county’s calender got underway today with The Suffolk Show at Trinity Park, near Ipswich.
Show Director Bee Kembell was very happy with the first day proceedings.
She said; “I’d like to extend a huge thank you to the organising team, supporters, volunteers, sponsors, trade stands and the thousands of show goers who joined us for the county’s biggest day out. It was wonderful to see so many families at our free have-a-go activities.”
Visitors got the chance to go face-to-face with thousands of different animals including sheep, cows, rabbits, goats and pedigree pigs.
Atkinson Action Horses, who are the equine stars of BBC’s Poldark also did stunt displays in the Grand Ring for the crowds.
Culinary demonstrations in the Cookery Theatre saw a collection of great chefs including Scott Taylor from the ICE Lunch Bar in Bury St Edmunds constructing a Suffolk Gamekeeper’s Brunch.
There were also a huge number of attractions for kids including Titan the Robot, children’s farm, vintage tractors, face painting, donkey rides, a fairground and a bishop who plays the saxophone.
The Rt Revd Martin Seeley, Bishop of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich showed youngsters his musical skills after borrowing it from a band there.
Pupils from four Suffolk primary schools will be taking part in the final of the Tallest Jelly competition at the West Suffolk College stand tomorrow at 11am..
Students from Westgate, Ickworth park, Great Whelnetham and All Saints Primary Schools have spent weeks to perfect their wobbly concoctions as part of the Institute of physics competition.